Stora Enso has declared that it has completed co-management negotiations in relation to possible temporary lay-offs at it Ingerois paper mill (in southern Finland). An agreement has been reached, in regard to this, with the workers’ representatives: the company has the option of temporarily laying off factory staff for a maximum of 90 days in the second half of 2019. The agreement also allows for the flexible reduction of the number of shifts, if necessary. Any production interruptions would be used for staff training, when possible, stated the company. Stora Enso employs about 180 people in the Ingerois factory.
At the start of May, Stora Enso had announced plans for temporary lay-offs at the Ingerois factory. The company stated that the programmed temporary lay-offs are one of the solutions to react to the short term imbalance between supply and demand. In addition, as Stora Enso explained in its press release, manufacturers of cardboard continue to face high costs for their main raw materials.
At the Ingerois factory, Stora Enso produces folding cartons for packaging in the pharmaceutical, food and confectionery industries. A single BM 4 machine at the factory has a capacity of about 280 thousand tonnes a year.